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Originally called the Strathcona Matterhorn because of its Matterhorn resemblance, this mountain has 4 or 5 known routes ranging from a relatively moderate scramble to 5.11 rock. Is usually climbed as a two day trip but the summit has been reached from the trailhead in 4 hours. Elkhorn is the second highest mountain on Vancouver Island and is 5 metres lower than the Golden Hinde.

Elevation (feet): 7,201
Elevation (meters): 2,195
Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Range/Region: British Columbia Coast Ranges
Province: British Columbia
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1912
First successful climber(s): Alpine Club of Canada
Nearest major airport: Vancouver
Convenient Center: Campbell River

Thanks to Lindsay Elms for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

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  • Log #21897 - by John G on Feb 16, 2010
    Three friends and I climbed the Elkhorn and King's Peak one weekend back in 1969 when we were 15 years old. We left the Elk River trail opposite to the gully between Elkhorn and King's Peak. We...